If you are in the market looking for a phone, this is the one you should be getting. Not the iPhone 11 Pro, not the 11 Pro Max, not the new iPhone SE, but the iPhone 11. With a new product, there is a honeymoon period, where almost everything feels just right. And we tend to overlook some of the wrinkles that are clearly visible after a while. The iPhone 11 was launched back in 2019 and one of the bestselling phones of the year. We’ll discuss why you should go for a refurbished iPhone 11 in 2021 and the specs of the device. Let’s discuss!
It is equipped with a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina IPS LCD display which goes all the way up to 625 nits of brightness and has a resolution of 828 x 1792 pixels. It is scratch-resistant and has an oleophobic coating on the front.
Apple was criticized for the LCD display on the iPhone 11 but the truth is, you won’t even notice that it is not an OLED display. It was the same for the iPhone XR. Apple calibrates their LCD panels better than anyone in the industry, and the colour accuracy and viewing angles on this display are simply the best amongst any LCD displays out there. You might hear about the specs and straightaway think that it is inferior to even many of the budget smartphones. But all displays are not created equal, and this one is much nicer than the LCD screens that the budget devices have.
The design of the iPhone 11 is identical to that of the iPhone XR, with just the addition of the extra camera in a raised square camera module at the back. While it’s not too different. Apple has again used anodized aluminium for the frame of this iPhone 11, which has held up pretty great so far. Apple is using the best gorilla glass that corning has to offer, for the front and back glass of this phone, as they do on iPhone 11 Pros. This means even the lower-priced iPhone 11, gets top of the line protection. Apple says this is the toughest glass, it won’t hurt to use a tempered glass screen protector for extra protection. It feels premium in the hands like all Apple phones.
The cameras while falling one lens short of the Pro’s is still an upgrade, both in quality and quantity. While the camera on the iPhone XR was a beast, the ones on the iPhone 11 are even better. Both the normal and wide cameras are the same as the ones on the iPhone 11 Pro. Features like a better smart HDR algorithm, Deep Fusion, and Night mode, makes this the best camera at this price. The front camera also gets a bump in resolution from 7 to 12 megapixels, and now you can take normal or wide-angle selfies with it. Apple is not doing anything too crazy like adding a lot of megapixels, or an absurd amount of zoom to one of its lenses. But whatever they are doing, has been working out pretty well. The video performance of iPhones has been the best for some time now. It is so good, that if you take a few shots with this phone, and mix them up in the video. And even after watching, no one can differentiate between shots taken with the iPhone 11 and a DSLR.
The performance is not one of the things that you have to worry about. The iPhone 11 gets the same Apple A13 Bionic Processor as the Pros. So, just as you would expect, it can handle anything that you can throw at it. In fact, there are not many apps out there which can fully take advantage of the hardware that this phone packs in. All this headroom means this iPhone 11 is built to last. As and when developers will develop better apps in the future, this phone will be able to run them without any issue. Apple generally provides software updates and support for any phone for 5 years.
The iPhone 11 has a 3110 mAh battery and the phone supports fast-charging up to 18W via the fast charger that comes with the iPhone 11 Pro models which you might have to buy along with the USB C to lightning cable separately. The battery life of the phone is great and in our tests, lasted a whole day easily. It also supports Qi wireless charging and can be charged up to 50% in 30 mins which is impressive and on par with the competition. You can expect good battery life from the iPhone 11.
The iPhone 11 has IP68 water and dust resistant rating which means it also has a better resistance against water and dust. The XR was able to withstand being submerged under 1m of water for 30 min, and the 11 can be submerged in 2m of water for up to 30 min. So if accidentally dropped in a pool or a bathtub the chances of the survival of the phone are higher.
You have the option to go for a 64GB, 128GB or the 256Gb variant. You would obviously need to pay more for higher storage options. For the iPhone 11 Pro, after 64GB, you get the 256GB storage option. The 64Gb sounds good enough for most people, but if you plan on using this phone for 3 to 4 years, choosing the 128GB storage option is a smarter thing to do.
Apple has launched the iPhone 11 in six different colours i.e. Black, White, Yellow, Green, Purple, and Red. While the iPhone 11 pro comes in 4 colours i.e. Space Gray, Silver, Gold, and Midnight Green. So, it has a variety of colours that you can choose from.
The iPhone 11 is equipped with a great screen, powerful processor, fast charging and up to five years of software support. The price of a refurbished iPhone 11 128Gb is $879 AUD which is perfect and budget-friendly. Now, this is definitely the least expensive of all the iPhones that Apple announced at their last major keynote, but it is in no way the lighter iPhone or the less powerful one in any way.
Apple iPhone 11 is one of a kind and is an excellent phone. The battery, performance, and camera will give you an overall professional experience. You should definitely go for a refurbished iPhone 11 as it’ll offers better value.